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Agama River Campsite

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- Remote desert location
- Near Namib-Naukluft National Park
- Choose from chalets or tents
- Optional sleep-outs under the stars

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Sandwiched between the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park and the picturesque Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park is Agama River Camp. This simple and remote desert campsite is located off the C19, about 30km away from the village of Solitaire. Named after the brightly coloured agama lizards, a group of some 30 different species which inhabit desert regions across Africa, the camp is a superb base for discovering some of Namibia’s most spectacular natural attractions, offering rustic but pristine accommodation choices, a swimming pool, a restaurant and complete immersion in nature.

There are two accommodation options to choose from, namely river camp chalets or tents. All of the chalets are located on the upper banks of a river course and are fairly well spaced apart. Each chalet has two beds, with an outdoor viewing deck that doubles up as an outdoor bedroom for sleeping out under the stars. The chalets are air conditioned and come with a desk fan, indoor and outdoor seating areas and an en-suite bathroom with separate toilet. The tents are grouped together in several campsites along the river course’s lower banks. Each campsite has a large acacia tree providing shade, as well as a wooden barrier which acts as a wind shield. There’s also a washing facility, a freestanding water tap, a barbecue area and an energy-saving light. Those who opt for tented accommodation can make use of the communal facilities that include plenty of showers, wash basins and toilets. Children of all ages are welcome.

The swimming pool and sunset viewing deck are in a lovely setting, and there’s a restaurant with a fully licensed bar. Bookings can be tailored to preference – namely chalet with breakfast, chalet with breakfast and dinner, or campsite self-catering. Extra meals can be requested, although these must be booked at least ten days in advance.

There is a great deal to explore in the area. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is the largest game park on the continent and the fourth largest in the world. It covers part of the beautiful Namib Desert, which is considered to be the oldest desert on the planet, and features vast, open spaces as well as mountain ranges. The dunes here can tower as high as four hundred metres. One of the main attractions to be found within the park is Sossusvlei - a large white clay pan surrounded by dramatic red dunes that are among the highest in the world. There are also plenty of trails in the vicinity, including self-guided walks to the foothills of the nearby mountains.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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